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'Desperation' prompts merger
Bendigo Weekly
Local Labor MPs are furious and fear the Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute merger is “out of desperation”. Earlier this month the Bendigo Weekly revealed Bendigo TAFE was poised to merge with Melbourne's Kangan Institute. (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/news/top-class?A=SearchR..
22-Apr-2014
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Shamrock pokies approved
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s historic Shamrock Hotel has been given the green light to increase its electronic gaming machines to 65. The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation gave its approval for an additional 20 EGMs at the hotel. Shamrock Hotel owner Jim Hogan said he was pleased wit..
22-Apr-2014
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Health merger on the cards
Bendigo Weekly
The boards of Bendigo Community Health Services and Cobaw Community Health have announced they have entered into negotiations to merge the two organisations. Both groups are not-for-profit organisations offering a range of primary and community health services, many of which are free or have mi..
22-Apr-2014
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Police investigate bashing
Bendigo Weekly
A male was reportedly bashed at the Bendigo Railway Station about 2.30pm today. “There was a punch on down at the train station and apparently stuff got stolen,” bystander Crystal said. Police are speaking with three male youths believed to be involved in the incident this aftern..
21-Apr-2014
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All the fun of the festival
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo came alive this weekend as the Easter weekend festivities saw people line the streets to glimpse the annual event. The Bendigo Easter Festival chairman Rod Fyffe hesitated to say it was the best and the biggest, preferring to let locals judge. “It was hu..
21-Apr-2014
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Merger causes row
Anthony Radford
THE battle lines over the future of Bendigo TAFE have been drawn. The Bendigo Weekly revealed on Friday that Bendigo TAFE was negotiating a merger with Kangan Institute. That story saw political and community leaders begin to take sides. Labor’s three local parliamentarians attacke..
18-Apr-2014
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Best mates celebrate MX success
Anthony Radford
TWO Bendigo school mates are celebrating after finishing first and second in the Victorian State MX championships. Liam Andrews and Brodie James competed in the fourth and final round of the competiion, with Liam crowned the 2011 Victorian 50CC MX Victorian Champion in a dominant display of..
01-Aug-2011
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Training a big draw for fans of cycling
Anthony Radford
So many youngsters are taking up the opportunity for free training at Bendigo Cycling Club’s J-Cycle, there was a problem last year with lack of bikes. “We’ve had to buy more we have had such an influx of kids,” J-Cycle coach Noel Sens said. “And now, with a major w..
29-Jul-2011
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Novak set to play 250th SEABL game
Anthony Radford
Symes Motors Bendigo Braves veteran Chris Novak is set to play his 250th SEABL game when the Braves take on one of his former teams and East Conference rival Knox on Sunday. Novak, 30, has been one of SEABL‘s finest players in his 10 years in the league. He began his career with Mt Gambier i..
28-Jul-2011
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Miners push win streak to seven
Anthony Radford
BENDIGO’S rugby union team the Fighting Miners stretched their winning sequence to seven against the Deniliquin Drovers with a hard fought 32-17 win at Shadforth Park on Saturday. After the Miners established a 15-0 lead, the Drovers fought back to a three-point deficit with tries late in th..
22-Jul-2011
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Chasing the pot
Anthony Radford
The Goldfields Open has been great for the city, but next year’s event will be twice as good. That’s the belief of City of Greater Bendigo major events manager John Rossi, with Bendigo set to host the event for the next two years. Mr Rossi said $100,000 had been pumped into the local..
22-Jul-2011
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Stephen Hendry all set for Bendigo
Anthony Radford
It’s been 24 years since his last appearance, but seven time world snooker champion Stephen Hendry will finally return to our shores for the Australian Goldfields Open next week. Australia holds fond memories for Hendry: He won his first ever professional tournament in Sydney. &ldq..
13-Jul-2011
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